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Vancouver to whistler roads tips

post #1 of 9
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Dec 6-13 ill be flying in and out of vancouver by myself. I have a conference in whistler and I am getting there early to do some skiing (ill be within walking distance of a lift)

 

 

What are the best ways to get there for 1 person?

 

should i rent a FWD car? are the roads plowed well enough where I will make it there? Should i take a shuttle or cab instead to play it safe?

 

 

i would think rent an suv but dropping 900$ plus for just me seems silly. 

post #2 of 9
Take a shuttle, it'll be way less than renting a vehicle. The drive from Vancouver to Whistler is pretty easy, but I see no need for a vehicle once you get there.
post #3 of 9
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Another issue is not having cell service as an american and that road requiring snow tires

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Originally Posted by DesiredUsername View Post

Take a shuttle, it'll be way less than renting a vehicle. The drive from Vancouver to Whistler is pretty easy, but I see no need for a vehicle once you get there.

so the friday night before i fly out saturday in the AM i have a hotel the hilton across from the airport . How would i be able to get there its 2 miles without a car assuming the shuttle would take me to the airport

post #5 of 9

You don't need a car, you can walk everywhere in Whistler and some hotels charge for parking. Plus officially you need winter tires or carry chains to drive the Sea to Sky Highway. If it snows it can be nasty. For one person the best alternatives are Pacific Coach Lines  http://www.pacificcoach.com or Ridebooker http://www.ridebooker.com/transfers/yvr/whistler/whistler-shuttle Ridebooker will take you to your hotel for no extra charge. Taxis and limos are expensive for one person. Hope this helps.

post #6 of 9

You can get the train directly from the airport that will take you into the center of town, OR, there's a bunch of outfits that will pick you up in a bus / van to get to WB. No sweat.

post #7 of 9

Call Ridebooker they may be able to take you to your hotel on the Friday. I'm sure the Hilton will have a shuttle to the airport.

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so the friday night before i fly out saturday in the AM i have a hotel the hilton across from the airport . How would i be able to get there its 2 miles without a car assuming the shuttle would take me to the airport

Have faith. Vancouver/whistler are world class tourist destinations. They have all sorts of stuff to help you get around.
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thanks all ill be there this saturday - monday for my 3 on the mountain ski days. are there any better places to buy lift tickets? i saw there black friday sale but thats apparently only for Canadians or people who could pick up the tickets in person. 

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